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" CHAPTER IX. (Continued.)
His voire trembled a little 0"f r that
la at word, and his grasp tightened mi tbe
lini, burning fingers. Slowly she lifted
ker eyes to his and loosed a', him. He
did love her. She could have read thut
Much iu hi.i face if he had teeu a mute.
.But could she love Lim?
The river roared like an angry torrent
In her eara. For an instant she felt as
If she were falling falling through a cold,
cutting wind. Then her braiu cleared and
her limbs steadied.
, "I will," she began. But before she
Could add another word he had caught
ker to him. He was kissing her as no man
bad ever kissed her, and she felt her face
- tingle and burn with a kind of shamed
urprise under his touch.
"Oh, Dnlcie!" with a long sigh of con
tent "what a happy man you have made
sne this day!"
He held her from him for an instant
nd looked at her, then gathered her clos
er in his arms. The hot, crimsoned fine
was laid against his shoulder, the pretty
dark head touched bia cheek.
At that moment a gentleman who was
passing along the top of the bank looked
down and saw tbem Julian Carre, with
ii. rapturous face bent over her as she lay
In Ma arms, listening to him as he tried to
tell her bow he loved her, bow rejoiced
ke was that she loved him. For be took
It for granted that she did love him, and
Dulcie was thankful that he did so and
sked no questions.
t If Julian Carre, glancing up, had seen
the face looking down at him, or if Dul
cie, lifting ber bead, had caught a glimpse
f the tall figure that dashed away so
fnriously down the footpath, how would
It have been? Would it have altered the
future that lay in wait for them? Would
It have turned aside that fate coming so
wiftJj toward them?
When she arrived at The Elms, Dulcie
found a telegram awaiting her. It was
from her uncle, she knew, and ber hands
hook as she took it up. What would it j
ay to her? She had told herself, when
ue wrote ner letter, tnat the answer to it
hould decide her fate. It had come now;
ud she hung back, and felt afraid to open
it and read.
Mrs. Hardinge went awnv nd .t i
With a little ihlnr n.,ii "... ,
aele s telegram and read the lines it con
tained. "From Dnrer Levesqne, London, to
iMUL-ie Levesque, The Elms, Wood ley,
ot I have only just got back from
r where J00 are 'or the pres--cnt.
" hy"teric !Kh, she cniHhed
ihlm aheet op between ber palms, till
It waa little better than a ball.
"Kiamet," she said. "It u riti
"Why ahould I t.-r to escaper
"Then you may r-:ul th:, and remem
ber voij liaTe said yi-j' L. (,:.'., uud.''
She had been fuuiblius 'n the pocket
of her habit, !.r d at !:'t .!-.c i .r.i ;.-!it i'jt
a letter, Iclting her liamlk'Ti-bii'i .,.'! n
twisted paper la!i out lit the sain,' i,n :
Slie picked these up hastily, wi'h a W-
glance ai Dnlcie, still sitr'ng iu; 'er fuc
trw. itb her gray beits ipepint; fro.ii
Unier her pretty gray and red lirt, B ui
her ejes fixed drca:ni!y on the tree ioj s
above her head.
KKther tmik the letter and read it, an ex
pression of wonder almost atnou:;tir to
dusir.ay coming into her eye. It was a
very courteous and even cordial invita
tion from Lady Harvey to s,jend a week
or ten days with theia.
"I think you would not refuse to come
to us," she wrote, "if you only knew how
Clare Iihh get her heurt upon havit g you."
Lather a at a loss what to do. !-'':?
rtoui.t. aid tarn bitter regret, which lore J U.n,!y. -How often bibs; I ten yon bow
bis heart, and made eren ber lauty dark UMeroil It is for a girl of your age to
n.j love ner. He IflUsl k.f e i climb tree, like a treat lad? I)n not
tom h the nest."
uj touch it, nut, Arthur i
cmw rrwy I not tVe jnt one little egg?
Ihe omI Wrd could not niiwi one.
to him. II
hei M e vi' a thuiisaml times too irood
lor hiui. A;.d n lien she was Ms. his very
m,i, that uolbiug in the worid could
mo Mmi them, then iulie4 he would
lie happy, or o he told himse'f.
"I iirt t tell you soiuethiug, Etty
p-K-utly. pbltiog up ber hand to
I'e ...; r ' liia o.it, ani smoothing it
y. i.d 1 aut you not !o be vexed
'Vcicl, my )r'.i)tr' st irting a little.
"Why ft-M I ! vexed about anything
I Somehow, after that dinner party at
AMmf lands, the friendship between the
homsea seemed to grow and strengthen
Immensely. Lord Harvey and his friend
were almost every day at The Elms, and
Mrs. Hardinge made them welcome.
.There could be no doubt about that. Once
or twice Lady Harvey had called, and.
her daughter was a frequent visitor. Thia
tgirl amused Dulcie.
"1 always think of Hans Andersen's
I'gly Duckling,' she aid, "whenever I
look at Clare Harvey! Could the miser
felt sorry to refuise a kindness, that m!
a!mo.st be called a favor; but doubly sorry
to disappoint her little worshiper. Bu
how could she go?
'My dear," she said aloud, holding th
letter jn ber band, aud looking up
Clare Harvey, "I had no idea it was any
thing like this that you wanted me to do
for you. 1 am sorry, but I am afraid
cannot keep my promise."
"But you said you would do it It It were
In your power, and It is in your power,
nothing could he easier, I am sure. Mam
ma will send the carriage for you, and 1
will come in it, and and" brokenly
"you ought to come."
"I wish I could Indeed I do; but I don't
see how it can be! Do you, Dulcie?
"Do I what?" Dulcie inquired, languid
ly, coming back from her survey of the
tree-tops with apparent reluctance.
"Iady Harvey has sent rce a most kind
invitation to spend a few davs with her.
Do yoo think I conld go? At this partic
ular time, you know," she added, hastily,
DitiKnmg a viTid crimson,
Nothing had been said to the Harreys
about her engagement, the intimacy bad
not warranted it; and she did not like to
say now, bluntly, to the young lady:. "I
am going to be married in about three
weeks from to-day, so that I have no time
"Oh, yes! you can go. I see nothfng to
nmner you," Dulcie said, otiietlv.
"There! I knew It," Clare Harvey cried,
rapturously. "Oh! thank you, Miss I-e-
vesque, for siding with me. When shall
we come for yoo to-morrow ?"
Jo-morrow!" Esther laughed. "That
would be too soon."
"Oh, no!" pleadingly. "Ton must come
to-morrow! Shall we sav five o'clock?"
"Weil, yes; we'll say five, then, if it
must tie to-morrow," Ewther assented,
amused at the girl's earnestness.
When she had kisoed Esther, she turned
to Dulcie, and held up her face. It was
tne first time she had ever done such a
thing, and Dnlcie stared a iUtle as ahe
bent and kissed her.
"What a lucky girl you are!" she said
to Etty, as they stood and watched the
slender girlish figure galloping away.
"Thc-?e grand foik have all fallen in love
with you; and you don't need their love
in the least, while poor little me, who
would 1 grateful for it, they pas over
They were very busy for the next hour,
choosing dressoa and matchir.ir rihtw.nu
j .hi. mm up H.ray uus or old luce that
! am! kin-wl her, and smiled to
Me l e mil i-ilor th.it Hrng ujKin cheek
in. ! I -o ,r nt the toi.cb of his lips.
"Wil, 1 am vexed, aw fully vexed," she
S'tc!; "o I could i-ot very we'! help my
n f. I. a y Hnrvey ha asked me to-go to
! !ie; l.;i .'s on a viit for a week or ten
0 p.s, ami"' !...'.;ng wp ln: hi face rath
er ai.xwii-aly have promim-d to go to
his rr!i t'fhteni-d aiioiit her with an
a:!T-3t !iei- -e chisp, bia face darkened and
"V ui are pot angry, Percy?"
"No, I a-.n not angry, und yet" with a
heavy i-, "oh. my darling, bow shall I
eu-'iuiu to be without you?'
"ji:t It is r!;!jr for a week, Percy"
very so.'tiy, iie-ttiipg a roiy cheek against
"Only a w eek, cliild. How much might
l-!:i!,cu in that time? And I need you,
Luy, uot-.i your voice, your .face, the
touch of j oar hand, as suiely no man ever
lit! ied a woman bctore."
l or in ,, er she turoed her bead, and
It"---i! her lip t the hand that rested
on l.er s!n!il-!er. This was the ma a Beat a
wuiiiti fcavw her give up for that plain, se
vere l.ni lia.ney, who leaked as if be
had never known what love was!
un, my dariing," he thought, "as if I
wouid give you up for all the lords in
Shall I not go, then?" she asked him
IT it trouoli-s you so, I will write and
tell Iriy Harvey that I have changed
my mmn. '
He looked as If be scarcely heard her.
A pucker of pain or thought had come
between his eyebrows; hig face was very
stern ana wiute. Aire ting her took, he
toil must go, of course, dear! You
could not draw back now; and I" with a
kiss, and a faint smile "must do the best
I cn without you. Thank heaven, it
won t tie for long! In three weeka, Etty,
our "good-bya' will be over. I shall have
you with me then, always to comfort roe,
aud and to make me forget all the world
-Ana Ivstber, listening, felt her heart
throb. A great lor Cttllle over her Thoir
fiire looked so bright that she could
only bow her head arvl hide her happy
tears against bis breast.
-o?" regretfully. "I am not going J
ich It, but, Arthur please don't I
ue obi ir.ru cmua nor un one. I H " j Al " it
la another moment she sorang to the il A .),,, rr ,uA T i Jt ?
ground cioae U-.ide them, her dress soiled 1 ? TVTP v '"7 '" LLVU fr'IZ. - , - PfTT' ? iV 'I i'
and torn after her .,a,.,i,!eB. I. r-ZM H ?'
"You are a ni-lK.king fig. re, certain- fcySSi5'-- ' 'JiJSit.
ly. Do yon know that Miss Dnrrnnt w.!, 1 . . . . . . ,
go away Uiinking yo little better than . y-lr mmonH will dry out and crack tht
i.i i:.i.. u: i i. . . . . t t '
o.c uiiK uiins! uaie wen more ungainly i nujo on no account be "one without
-for a duckling tlian she is for a young i When they had finished, they felt otrte
lady? I ba.rdiy thing that it could. Ami tired.
1 don't believe she will ever find bereelf
transformed into a swan, so she has uot
that hope to comfort her."
1 And yet the girl had a good, honest
face, and keen, frank eyes lii.e her hro'h
. er's, and a amiie that conid make one
forget the large r-outh, and United foe
heiui, aud sallow, thin cheeks.
Esther liked her. She talked to her,
nd mode her feel herself a welcome guest
-whenever she came, and,-in return, the
girl adored her. The tali, beautiful wom
an, with her slim, w-hite hands, aud grace
ful movements, was a Tery vision of tie
light to the dreamy, awkward, unripe
child. Her brother was ber comidaol as
to the friendship if friendship it could be
called between Esther, content and at
rest in her own secure little world, and
thia crude young soul, to whom all worlds
were new and strange. She was never
tired of tailing him how beautiful Esther
Dnrrant was, and how kind and how clev
er! And he, with a rare patience, listen
ed to it all. (
Ho April passed away in pieaannt mo
notony, and the first of May came round.
The twenty-second would be Esther's
On the eve of May day, Clare Harvey
rode over to The Elms, accompanied by a
groom. Esther and Dulcie were in the
lime walk, sitting, the one on a low buffet,
the other on the grass. They had come
out there to work, at least Esther had,
for Dulcie, never fond of her needle, had
utterly refused to put in stitch on such
They both heaVd the clatter of hoofs,
nd both Hushed a little, each at her ow&
thought as to whom the visitor might tie.
I'resently Mrs. Hardinge appeared at the
W, and Clare Harvey beside her. giie
had brought ber out to them at ber own
The girl came harrying down the walk,
ker feet tripping in her long habit, ber
Velvet hat on the back of her bead.
droll smile flitted across Dulcie's face
ut the sight of -her; bat Esther welcomed
"Oh, Miss Dsrrant "scarcely pausing
I) side nod, "I Want yoa to prosa
kse to do samethimj for we!"
jt Is itr-smillni at the tanned
JoaHr face, dark red now with baste m4
- "A w frt dealt Tot eu auk m
Vim baopjr. snythhM" breok-
little t sight of DaWs mmmm-
:f!tj J A t jm but W nro, kt
mr pswsr," tatlstr uowoioi.
-fall v 'u t .W ' . .
"A pity it inn't bitime." rulcie said.
"There doesn't seem anything worth go
ing downstairs again for to-night."
At that moment Mrs. Hardinge came
"Have you finished?" looking round
at i'- (iire coafuhToii that reiguei all over
"Yes, just finished." Dulcie replied.
"Then you had better go down, Etty.
Percy is in the draw ing room'"
"Percy!" Esther repeated, in surprise.
"What can have brought him at this
"lie had to come to Crewdsou's about
the Imim-, he says, and then be came on
here to see you."
Without waiting even to look at her
self in the glamt, Esther hurried off, and
Dulcie coiled herself up in the corner of
the big chintz sofa.
"I an; terriMy t'led," sle "i.nd i
know they don't waut me, so I may aa
well rest myself where I am."
Mrs. Hardinge smiled and went away
to her own little sitting room, so that
Esther and her lover might have the
drawing room to themselves for a while.
Percy Stanhope was standing before
one of the windows, his bands in his
pockets, his head bent like a man busy
with bis own thoughts. At the sound of
Esther's rapid steps be turned.
"Oh, Percy! I am so giad you have
come to-night," she said, as she came up
"Are you? Then I am doubly glad."
The rosy light that was fading in the
it sent Its Inst rays Into the room and
touched the girl's head and face, and her
hands held out to blm iu welcome, lie
took tbeia, and held them fast In his,
while a red color surged Into bis face, and
his eyes, looking at her oh, so teaderlyl
gr-w misty and dark.
"I conld not be so near and not come to
you! You are the good angel of my life.
Etty. The sight of you stills all the bit
ter pain at my heart."
Hhe smiled op at him, deepest love, tru
est faith shining in her frank eyes.
Totf silly fellow," she said, softly, "as
if yoo knew what 'bitter pain' wss."
He shivered a little, and drew her head
down to .s hr;.4.. .Tie pure, (Kile face,
the lovt-!!; hted eyes, ?Hs sensitive, ten
der niou'h, were they not besutiful? In
the swift-changing lights of the lingering
onset, ber besnt seemed to brighten as
one bss seen the heart of the lily flow,
when the warm sunlight bss ponred upon
It, Against bis Mack coot, her softly
tor! cheek snd chin. tb w hiteness of
be brow ffloaasM like oa ejrQ.,lctte cameo,
ate too.ed at bar ta a pr m' m at lore nn4
The first evening Esther Durmnt spent
at Abbeylnnds left an impression behind
it which the girl never quite forgot. The
lofty, soft-carpeted rooms, the subdued
lights, the gorgeous colors, which some
how never seemed too gorgeous, but
blended and contrasted with exquisite art
that fascinates one in Eastern embroid
eries, these things enthralled ber. Life
here seemed so different from life else
where. Yet with all this grandur, there
was no stiffness; the simple charm of
home was over all. And every one was
so kind to her.
Will you forgive my seeming rudeness.
Miss Dun-ant, if 1 venture to ask you a
The speaker was Lord Harvey, and
Esther, a little surprised, looked up at bis
grave face, as he stood beside ber.
I shall not think you rude for asking
me a question. Lord Harvey."
They were standing in the flower garden
at Abbevlamls. He bad brought ber to
how her ihe pretty artificial pond that
was called "iJi.ly Kuima s Follv" be-
u.'se it Nd Veen the whim of one of the
ladies of the bo!;e to have the waters of
lie river turned aside Into her favorite
irdeu. and a tiny lake formed.
lue banks were green with waving
grasses and ferns; and tall trees grew
dow n to the water's edge. In the center
of the lake was a tiny isliu.d, green and
yeilow with osiers, where the swans made
"lial tiiis is a question I have no right
to ask," he r-.id. siowiy, after a panne.
" ou may e- en reseat my uA.lug it. And,
Br'Mouf. as l am to nnve my q :'.,!ioti an
swered, I am still it ore anxious not to
Luther smiled and flushed a little. Some
instinct warded her what his question
".Vow, how can I te!I whether I ahull
be vexed or not till I Uar your question?"
she pu'tu, j;ayiy,
"That is trite. A report h:m reached
me. Miss Purrant" liiofcing, not at her,
but away over the shinirg sky-refiifcting
water "that you are shortly to be mar
ried. I should like to btar from yourself
if it be true."
"Vs," briSM-ed, "it is perfectly
"And it i: to je w?'
"In a little tiore than a fortnight."
He started a little, snd a dark color
roe in his face.
"You have been so kind In answering
my questions that I shall venture on an
other. Ijo I know the gentleman?'
"I think so" flushing hotly. "At lesst,
I believe you have met him. It is Mr.
He looked surprised.
"I thajik you. I bor,e you believe that
my questions arose from interest, and not
from mere curiosity."
She bowed. She did not know what to
say. In truth she had felt, mors than
once before, wofully and miserably awk
ward In this man's company daring these
past few days. And yet he had been kind
to her. Wbeu she looked back on the
pleasures of her visit, she found, to ber
surprise, thut they ha1 owed thir chief
charm to some effort on bis part to please
her. He bud been her almost constant
companion, and somehow those few days
of pleasant social intercourse had made
him seem almost like a friend. She hod
quite forgotten to be afraid of bim.
What had those days been to bim? Only
his own proud heart knew,
"Arthur! Arthui!" his sister called,
She ' td sTamhied up Sa!o .; hratc.be
of an onk, and n- . swung on one hi
bough, half over the wate.
"I have found nest, ftacfe dear!
There are four tiny speckled eggs la It"
Esther laughed, and turned to look ap
t the girl, swaying to and fro m ker
airy perch, as bappy the moot rsggeU
Isd to the village uould bare beea la ker
"Josjw down. Class," w brother ult,
t)h, no, she will not flinging her am
round Esther's waist, and renting bet
cheek against her. "She can climb treei
herself; she told me so."
"Is that true, .Miss DurrantT'
"1 in afraid it is," she owned, blushing
divinely, and lauyhing iu spii of her con
fusion. "Then for the future I shil rank climb
ing trees among the accomplishments."
Clare, her eyes half shutas if against
the blinding sunshine, her red lips parted
in a smile, uestled closer up to Esther.
"You see, whutever you do U right,"
The next dny, after luncheon, Ird
Harvey, rememlwing a promise he had
made a few- days before, asked Esther to
go with him lo the music room.
It was a long room, ojeuii.g off the en
trance hall at oue end, and looking into
what was called the court yard at the
other. Like the banqueting room, It wss
paneled in oak, and, though quite a mod
ern addition to the house, it was fitted up
in the antique style. Here and there, lit
tle oes in the desert of bare, shining
boards, were laid down bright-colored
Turkish rugs. There were one or two
huge, carved chains, the backs of which
were eovertj with quaint clusters of
laes and grasses a.id exquisite devices
of bird and twig. And against this dark
background of somber oak the tall organ
pipes made quite a glitter. The window
looking into the cotirt yard was partly of
stained glass, richly illumined, and pour
ing through this the sunshine fell in shift
ing colors upon the dark boards.
iTo be continued.)
Form of Futcnr Iteet.
Deep plowing is generally recom
mended lu su'ar beet culture. Except
where the subsoil Is very porous It
Should be loosened up with the subsoil
plow. The proper preparation of the
oil represents a most important fea
ture of sugar beet culture. The cut
ammonia will dry out and crack ths
harness worse than It will to use It a,
liing time In cold weather. As the sm
monln penetrates the leather. It causes
the latter to rot and the harness
The Farmer's Pay at Ffand.
There lg no longer any doubt concenv
Injr the Immediate otitk'ok for too
farmer. Every Indication is that price
arp golnj? to be fair and the proflta from
agriculture such as to make farming a
lucrative occupation. The years Just
ptut have b'-en such as to try thg skill
f f the farmers, nml thosii who have not
taken advantage of mcclera method
and uru-hiriery have had a hard tlma,
We do not exruct to have universal
agreement, as to the return of good
Vhen times gtt so (pod that
Dr. Ian Mac!rm Watson's protest j
-aiui me American s wastefulness of
rood, particularly In the hotels, has
much truth In It, according to the Idler
of the New York Evening Post, who
gives some of his own hotel experiences
In support of bis opinion. He knows of
a New Lngland summer hotel, on a
treeless Island, where "all articles of
food coming from the first table werr
thrown Into the sea," and where he had
himself seen "chickens hardly touched.
rounds of beef, trays of vegetables, and
rvery variety of cake and deoserts
tossed to the Osh." He speaks, too, of
the bad state of things In one of the
new hotels In Florida, where the meals
were bad and the m-rvlce slow, not be
cause the owner knew no better, but
because be tried to give his patrons
what seemed to them their money s
worth. What he could have given them,
at very moderate cost, was good table
d bote dinners well served
hows the Ideal form of sugar beet,
grown In good soil wlt'u a parous sub- j tim-8
oil. It also represents- a less desirable , no o-.e will tomnlain that farming docs
form of beet, w hich may be due to a , nt pay ) ne millennium will have ar
lubsotl so bard or other conditions so I rived. Tho average farmer does not
make money exen lu tlu- best yesft'
The average crop of corn in this coun
try Is only twenty-four bu.-ihels to tbs
acre, and the average crop of whyit
oTJf-lial? th's. The aTerace cow m.tkes
less than 100 pounds of but'er In a
year, and tiie average hen lays but
three dozi n e;gs la twelve months, and
all of these at times when prices are
These returns are not such as to In
sure a profit when prices are si their
highest. Below the average production
there are many who must fare badly.
They struggle along In a stats of dot
eriy and put In their time complaining
about their lot We believe that not
one In 1,000 farmers who read the ps'
pott anil adopt tnoflei-n methods get
crops fhe yield of which is as low Cm
the average of the country. The man
who takes every advantage that skill
and science places at his command may
confldomtiy count on crois above tho
avorage, and many times so far altovs
that his profits wJU be entirely satis
factory. It is those reading, thinking
farmers who make farming a profes
sion to be proud of. To thinn the coun
try looks for that material advance
ment that rais the price of railroad
sticks and sets the faotorltss going.
They are jtolng to have their Innings
now. The Farmer's Voice.
TDIAL BEST OfE tKM PEMRABI.E.
unfavorable that the root has grown
mostly near or above the surface of the
A potato went out on a mash.
And sought an onion bed;
"That's not for mel" observed
And all the beets turned red;
"(Jo 'way!" the onion, weeping, cried,
"Your love I cannot be;
The pumpkin be your lawful bride;
You canlelope with me."
did offer them, as being the thing they
were willing to pay 5 a day for, was
an overwhelming bill of fare, from
which tbey might order a huge amount
of curious and superfluous food. This
hotel owner said he thought that Amer
icans put up with poor cooklnjf In hotels
because their home cooking was so
rudimentary, and that one of the
charms of going to a hotel for persons
who lived poorly at home lsy In the
power of ordering expensive dishes
they iwver saw on their own tables.
Dr. Watson seems to have rig-tit on bis
side when he says that If the Americans
are to be a great people they must learn
But onward still the tuber came.
And laid down at her feet;
lou cauliflower by any name.
What he i 11 w'" wheat;
Room for Argument.
Two men became enaed in a heated
discussion over the question of taxing
"1 tell you," said otic of tbem, grasp
ing his gold-headed cane In the middle
and KjMaking with much earnestness,
"you bicyclists demand altogether too
niudi. You want govxl roads, but you
are not willing to pay for tbein."
"les, we are," refilled tiie bicyclist.
"but we are not willing to pay more
than our share. We protest agalat be
ing singled out for special taxation.
Good roads benefit the whole com
"I!nt yon want the good roads espe
cially tor rieye'e-T!j?ng. if they are
made pood In resiwiihe to that demand,
why shouldn't you pay sometbltig In re
turn for It?"
"Well," rejolwd the other, "b-t us sou
how that argument works when turn
ed the oftier way. Yo'i want Rood side
walks, tood sidewalks benefit the
whole con.;,, unity, but they are of spe
cial benefit to yon beeaue you wear
better clothes than the majority of
men, and muddy walks and crossings
would damage yon more. The suit you
wear now cost more money than the bi
cycle I ride. How would you like tr
have to pay a special tax, based on the
value of the clothes you wear, for keep
ing up the sidewalks, hey ?" Youth's
Restrictions on lbs Hindoo Wire,
The Hindoo holy book forbids a wom
an to see dancing, bear music, wesr
Jewels, blacken her eyebrows, exit dain
ty food, sit at a window or view her
self In a mirror during the absence of
her husband, and allow him to divorce
her if she has no sous, Injures his prop
erty, scolds blm, quarrels with another
woman or presumes to est before hs
has finished bis ueaL
Old Mrsi at Thirty.
There are two interesting Instsnces
of tbe effect of water npon the human
ystsin. Ia tbs Alps and ths Pyrenees
there is a racs of people who are old
men at 1!S years of age and who die at
30, this being w&Usijr Am to their
drinking Urns wter. The (Alnsoa, est
the other hstad, drtok notUag bat imtav
wmtsr, and as a aatioa tkstr loaftrKjr
H4-VYul4 jm gw angry If I w
to slip m am aroaad ywnt
ebs-Xsw jat try U sad jq
And I, too, am an early rose;
And yon I've come lo see;
Ho don't turn up ycur lovely nose.
But spinachat with me!"
"I do not carrot all to wed.
So go, sir. If you please;"
The modest onion meekly said,
"And lettuce, pray, have peas!
C!o, think that yon have never sees "
Myself, or smelled my sigh;
Too long a maiden I have been
For favors in your rye!"
"Ah, spare a cuss!" the tuber prayed;
"l!y therrysbed bride yon'Il be!
You are the only weeping maid
That's eurnint now with me!"
And as the wily tu!er spoke,
He caught her by surprixe.
And giving her an artichoke,
Devoured her with his eyes.
Whwe there Is a large amount of corn
to le cut up for ensilage, a Dumber of
teams are required, ami much shih la
getting the fodder to the cutter from
the field. It Is often noceswury to ex
temporize a wagon to inert tiie demand.
Th cut fcbowa such a device. Two bn?
pU--v of Joist are held the right dis
tance apart by strips of boar-l nulled
8.TOAa them. The forward eiulst are
tfandr In t-ltiKlitcrln(.
A tripod for lifting a carcass, wf?h
the poles sixteen foot long," illustrated
In the Rural New Yorker, Is operated
Hore the holes to let the poles spread
ten fee apart at tbe base. To sot up
ron MKTIXO A CAMCASS.
for use, dig three holes In tbe ground
six Inches deep, so that the tripod will
stand six or seven feti high when set
In the bobs, as shown In the figure.
When slaughtering, fasten the beef to
the triiwd. have a rope from the bass
of the single pole to reach out between
the oUier two poles, and hitch on a
team to draw tho pule In toward ths
other two. Sd doing will raise the beef
as high as desired.
1 . SfTiS
XZTKMPORIZKD rXSILAOR WJlOOif.
fastened upon ihe axle of a pair of
farm wagon wheels, while trucks sup
port the rear ends. A very good load
could be hauled without the trucks by
rounding off the rear ends of the Joist
so they will drag easily over the
ground. Buch a frame is exceedingly
hundy, as It is low, aud can be ap
proached so readily from all sides,
there being no large wheels In tbe way.
Lime as Milk J'rcserrntive.
Bonis of the Chicago papers complain,
and with reason, against the practice of
a few farmers In putting lime In their
milk cans In order to keep the milk
from souring. Salt also Is used by some
for the same purpose. Both lime and
alt are alkaline, and will therefore help
to prevent acidity. Hut in Just ths pro
portion they do this they make the milk
Indigestible. W hen put in the stomach
milk becomes acid as the first step to
wards digestion. All alkaline sub
stances are, for this reason. Injurious
when combined with food products.
Harass In Hot Woatber.
During tbs summer months ths har
ness hould be wiped dry every day if
oidy to remove accumulated (west and
dirt It Is not best to wash ths har
ness except rarely, sad then the surface
skoold bo nibbed ovsr with a doth
dlppod la vacuum oil so as to prevent
tbe harness from cracking. Bo far as
possible tbe haroew should be kept
awa? .b) the aUkl'a, tbsct la In
isumnisr ettong smell of 's,
frari rapid d. n-tnarsa. 'ials
Southern Cora Altrnys Lflte.
It Is always tbe rulrt that corn grown
far North ripens much earlier than
Southern corn. It not only bus to be
came the te:u.oa In much shorter, but
it jnttH be reine-mlxr-red that tho South
ern corn gets during tbe growing sea
son or from the 21st of March to ths
21nt of September fewer hours of sun
light than does the far North. This
la probably tbe reason why all kinds
of vegetables attain their highest per
fection and greatest yields near ths
northern limit of their growth. Ths
Rotitlieiu corn Is mainly of the soft
Dent or horse-tooth varieties, while
Northern corn, thut yields tbe most
grain, belongs to the Flint varieties.
Totatoes Make olvy tin Iter.
Every farmer who has ever grown po
tatoes knows that they are of little
value for feeding raw to stock, and that
they are especially objectionable as
feed for cows giving mllk. Wo have
Vnown potato peelings to be given to
cows, and while the quantity of milk
was not lessoned, Its quality was In
jured, as It lncked the fine aroma given
by feeding the cows on grass or corn
fodder. The butter made from milk
of cows to which potatoes have been
fed, Is white and salvy, lacking tbs
grain which Is the characteristic of
good butter, American Cultivator.
Htabble PleM Weeds.
Pome weeds seem to hold pnwvewsloa
of the land persistently, but when they
are kept down by frequent cutting oil
of the tops It Is but a matter of tlms
bnfors tbey will die, as every cutting
csuses exhaustion. Tbs stubbie field
Ii a favorfte pisves for weeds, but la ths
mower Js run over ths Held tbs weeds
will be prevented from seeding until
tbe land can be plowed.
flosllfir and ncVllng-a.
Goslings ul ducklings freneTdi
now signs of lameness when'tirly
frown, and ars slso aftToted with. Tr
tlgo. Ths cause Is due to feeding Urgs
ly of grain- During waitn waatbar
they will thrive better If allowed norb
la but craaa, Ail aquaCo Urda re
quiM bulky strbsjtsssoss. s4 wtQ
Huivs ss a otss oc wMaBsfaieQ I
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